They feel the need … the need to secede.
Texas GOP state Rep. Kyle Biedermann of Fredericksburg is the latest voice asserting that the Lone Star State should step away from the U.S.A.
Biedermann said he wants a Texan secession, and he said earlier this week he’ll introduce the Texas Independence Referendum Act, which he claims would allow Texans a vote to “reassert its status as an independent nation.”
There currently is no legal means by which states can secede, but that has seldom stopped the pursuit of such avenues.
“The federal government is out of control and doesn’t represent the values of Texans,” Biedermann said in a statement posted on Facebook. “That is why I am committing to file legislation that will allow a referendum to give Texans a vote for the State of Texas to reassert its status as an independent nation. #Texit #txlege”
The “Texit” hashtag recalls “Brexit,” which Britain used during its secession from the European Union.
Texas Democratic Party spokesman Abhi Rahman said this shows how little those GOP activists care about the will of the people.
“You can’t claim to be patriotic and file a bill for Texas to secede from the union,” Rahman said. “You can’t attempt to subvert the will of the people and steal an election from the people and the elected president of the United States, Joe Biden. From Ken Paxton to Greg Abbott to Kyle Biedermann, Texas Republicans are supporting treason.”
Texas, a U.S. state since 1845, did secede in 1861 when it joined the Confederate States of America. It rejoined the Union in 1870.
There have been hundreds of secession motions presented to the Texas Legislature, which will reconvene on Jan. 12.